I managed to finish a vast majority of things I had scheduled to get done yesterday. No small feat. The beauty of it is, in addition, I was meeting new people in the process and each one of them gave me a really good vibe when meeting face to face. That’s a real bonus.
Even better is that this morning I got emails stating that they wanted additional material I had mentioned and then played for them. Ah, the file service that I’m beta testing is going to come in handy now. Emails went out this morning to accommodate those requests and hopefully its going to mean some additional business into the library in less time than I imagined. We’ll see.
Another new song was started and recorded yesterday. Two more songs and that project will be done and delivered. That will be a great thing.
Today it’s going back to a trailer that has been on my back burner. It had already been done, but now I’m going to do an alternate version to see if I can spark a different point of interest. Mostly because the director has been a little flat about the current finished version.
Tonight I’ll be close to winding down week 4 of the P90X workout regimen. Then I plan on spending a little self writing time for getting some of my own songs done. So many that are about 90% finished that it’s high time that I kick my own ass to get them finished.
Since it’s a bit about new and the sun is coming down in Los Angeles with a hot hand, I’m going to roll with a song by Joe Satriani called New Day. From his first CD, it’s a cool instrumental. There’s lots of harmonic counterpoint going on. Little tidbits of guitars of all kinds dancing all over in the spectrum. The bass is a bit unusual in that it’s got distortion on it. Not that I’m not familiar with it. In fact a friend who has passed away and was a fantastic bassist is the one that first suggested it to me. While this song by Satriani predates that conversation, I don’t think it predated my friend from using distortion on his bass sounds.
Though I’d probably feel stronger about the song if it were using live drums, I can’t fault Satriani for going with the drum machine. Especially since the era this was recorded in, it was in style to use drum machines on instrumental music like this. The real cool thing is that he was still pretty musical with his drum programming. That’s a plus.
Enjoy the new day and get out and make something happen!